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Let’s impeach Trump for being a great president

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In the early days of the Trump administration, White House press secretary Sean Spicer found a use for Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano. In one of his more famous tweets, President Trump in March 2017 alleged that President Barack Obama “had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory.” That claim took a beating among the fact-checkers.

At a White House briefing, however, Spicer made a valiant attempt at standing up the falsehood. He did this in part by citing a segment from Napolitano that aired on the March 14, 2017, edition of “Fox & Friends”: “Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command," said the former New Jersey Superior Court judge. “He didn’t use the NSA. He didn’t use the CIA. He didn’t use the FBI and he didn’t use the Department of Justice. He used GCHQ. What the heck is GCHQ? That’s the initials for the British spying agency. They have 24-7 access to the NSA database.”

A GCHQ spokesperson called Napolitano’s reporting “utterly ridiculous.” Fox News anchor Shepard Smith told viewers that the network’s news side couldn’t confirm Napolitano’s contention. When Trump was subsequently challenged on the flimsy assertion that Obama was using the Brits to spy on Trump, he said: "I didn’t make an opinion on it. That........

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